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Edwin has posted two annotations/comments since 7 April 2023.

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Third Reading

About Wednesday 9 January 1660/61

Edwin  •  Link

@SDS - in 2004, Emilio posted the following - it seems that things had settled down by Thursday morning:

This morning my wife and Pall went forth early, and I staid within.

This sentence is at the beginning of the Thurs. entry in L&M. Perhaps the sentence was unclearly positioned in the transcription Wheatley was using.

About Friday 6 April 1660

Edwin  •  Link

I expect others may have mentioned them along the way, but just in case - the Aubrey/Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian, although set more than a century later, are wonderful for their depictions of life on board British naval vessels (and for many other reasons). More modern, but perhaps still relevant as an account of sailing aboard a working tall ship, The Last Grain Race by the incomparable Eric Newby is well worth a read.